On 18th September 2023, in the framework of the European Mobility Week, Genoa Municipality presented their sustainable mobility projects. Local politicians and practitioners discussed improvements in local public transport, such as the extension of the underground network, a new sky metro line and a new electric bus system that will serve the main city lines…
Our proposals for a roundtable and special session to AESOP 2023 Annual Congress have been accepted! The WalkUrban team will be attending the congress to present our preliminary results from three case studies: Gothenburg, Dortmund and Genoa. The special session will be chaired by two members of the WalkUrban project, Anna-Lena van der Vlugt (ILS..
Call for Abstracts for a special session at the RGS 2023 (30th August-1st September, online): Walking in the city: walking experiences and walking behaviour in urban settings Given its benefits towards a sustainable society as well as to the health and well-being of individuals engaging in the activity – walking is emerging as a mode..
In mid-September the WalkUrban team participated in the first joint online meeting with members of the EX-TRA project (https://www.ex-tra-project.eu/), which is one of the 15 projects funded by JPI Urban Europe ENAUC (ERA-NET Cofund Urban Accessibility and Connectivity) Programme. EX-TRA introduces the Inclusive Accessibility by Proximity Index (IAPI) as a method to measure and assess..
In mid-October most of the team met face to face for the second time this year. This time the meeting took part in the coastal city of Gothenburg, in the west of Sweden, and was hosted by the partners at the University of Gävle. The team which was present in Gothenburg consisted of partners from..
Our main field work has started in September 2022. In Gothenburg, Dortmund and Genoa we invite inhabitants of the selected neighbourhoods to support our research. They can fill in an online survey and alsodo a self-assessment of their ownselected walking route(s). The route assessments are done using a smartphone and the QR which links to..
We have just published a journal paper, entitled “Determinants and effects of perceived walkability: a literature review, conceptual model and research agenda“. This first WalkUrban paper discusses perceived walkability and forms the basis for developing our conceptual framework and research methods. The paper is published open access in Transport Review, and can be downloaded here…
Two papers on WalkUrban have been presented at two conferences this summer: Van der Vlugt, A., Welsch, J., Otsuka, N., De Vos, J. and Lättman, K. (2022) ‘Why perceptions matter? Two approaches to analyse objective and perceived accessibility and the interaction with realised travel behaviour’, paper accepted for oral presentation, NECTAR Conference 2022: Mobilizing Justice:..
The conceptual framework for studying walkability within the WalkUrban project is now ready for download. The project team created jointly its first report, which includes information about a selection of existing walkability guidelines and an overview of policies from the three case study cities: Genoa (IT), Gothenburg (SE) and Dortmund (DE). Insights from a literature..
The involvement of local stakeholders is an important part of the WalkUrban project and their involvement is continuous throughout the process. These stakeholders could be a municipality, an association or interest group, or a school. Recommendations given by the Municipality of Genoa at the first project meeting were implemented by each project group individually in..